Maurice White of Earth, Wind & Fire Inspired Positivity

Maurice White of Earth, Wind & Fire Inspired Positivity

Maurice White, the founder of the horn-driven band Earth, Wind & Fire, died on Feb. 03, 2016. He has been hailed by many as one who inspired positivity throughout his illustrious career. He was 74 and suffered from Parkinson’s disease, which significantly curtailed him from touring and appearing in public. “My brother, hero, and best […]

Laurent Gbagbo Trial: Is the ICC Targeting African Leaders?

Laurent Gbagbo Trial: Is the ICC Targeting African Leaders?

Laurent Gbagbo, former president of Ivory Coast, pleaded not guilty to four charges of crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court (ICC) on Jan. 28, 2016. Gbagbo was charged with murder, rape, persecution, and other inhumane acts allegedly committed by his supporters during the 2010 presidential election standoff with the incumbent, President Alassane Quattara. His arraignment […]

Mars Curiosity Rover Shoots Self-Portrait

Mars Curiosity Rover Shoots Self-Portrait

On Jan. 29, 2016, NASA’s Curiosity rover snapped a self-portrait during the exploration of the Namib Dune on Mars. The composite image is a collage of 57 separate pictures taken with the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI). According to NASA, the rover took the selfie while collecting sand and rock samples for microbial analysis. The agency […]